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What are the benefits of seal fur and leather?

10 November 2020
Seal Fur

Traditionally, seal fur and leather were used to protect Inuit and other coastal communities from elements. Today, artisans and designers are using it as a sustainable solution for both function and fashion.


Product Applications

  • Accessories: Purses, bags, wallets, gloves, earrings, bowties, tablet cases, etc.
  • Clothing: Winter jackets, vests, skirts, etc.
  • Footwear: Boots, mukluks, shoes, slippers, sandals, etc.
  • Home decors:  Chairs, benches, cushions, seat coverings, floor coverings, etc.




Seal Fur & Leather

Primarily in natural silver color with a characteristic black pattern, seal fur takes dye well and is available in a wide range of colors and patterns. Its soft, short and shiny guard hair are used in multiple application.


Seal leather is incredibly versatile. Depending on a customer’s specifications, it can meet both rugged and high-end uses.


Seal Fur & Leather Great Benefits

  • Incredibly Warm:  Used for thousands of years to protect Canada’s northernmost residents from the most extreme winter conditions.
  • Extremely Durable: Easily stored, cleaned and maintained. Properly made, they are known to outlast the owner.
  • Exceptionally Versatile: Sealskin takes dye well. Each pelt’s natural patterns is available in wide range of colors and product applications.
  • Lightweight: Because there is no underfur, sealskin is light and less bulky allowing a nice slim silhouette.
  • Wind & Water Resistant: Water and wind resistant due to its natural high oil content and tight fiber structure.
  • Biodegradable: Eco-friendly and sustainable alternative to non-renewable and environmentally toxic (plastic) clothing.

A Canadian Tradition

Canadian Seal textiles are harvested from Coast-to-Coast-to-Coast. For hundred of years, sealing has been a sustainable source for food, clothing and health for many communities across the country.